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Newark, New Jersey

Sr. Software Development Manager

Product & Technology   |   Job ID  1049788
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Job Summary

The Audio Experiences group owns the core domains for Audible's Player and Library. Audible customers spend most of their time with Audible in either the Library or Player components of our application across FireOS, Android, iOS, and Web. We are embarking on a mission to reshape the fundamental experiences, delight our customers, and reshape how development is done across all surfaces and devices within Audible. It's our responsibility to push Audible into new places; wherever our customers are listening. Achieving this vision means expanding and strengthening Continuous Deployment across surfaces; new technologies like AWS Lambda and Fargate, Common Encryption Standard media, adaptive live streaming, and edge architectures; as well as driving a strong engineering culture with processes like Chaos Engineering and A/B Testing.

This opportunity specifically is as a Senior Manager of Software Development within the Audio Experiences group. The team is building cutting edge components and 3rd party APIs being used internally and externally. We build the common components and libraries for the Library and Player experiences, as well as the customer facing UI for Audible's Android, iOS, and Web applications. Our APIs enable all Audible listening experiences whether through our apps, Amazon devices, or even third party devices like Sonos. We need your help to develop and deliver on this vision. Success means we lay the foundation for continued expansion of our company without disrupting an already tremendously successful and much loved project.

HOW DOES AMAZON FIT IN?
We're a part of Amazon: they are our parent company and it's a great partnership. You'll get to play with all of Amazon's technologies like Lambda, DynamoDB, ECS, and CloudFront, but it doesn't stop there. Audible is built on a strong foundation of Amazon technology and you'll have insight into the inner workings of the world's leading ecommerce experience. There's a LOT to learn! Your career will benefit from working with teams like Alexa, Kindle, A9, P13N and many more.
If you want to own and solve problems, work with a creative dynamic team, fail fast in a supportive environment while growing your career and working on high volume (5000+ transactions per second) services that support millions of customers worldwide, we want to hear from you.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Lead 1 scrum team of 5 to 9 Engineers
· Work and communicate with cross functional teams – technology, business and operations to manage multiple projects
· Ownership of the complete software development lifecycle; designing, and leading implementation and testing of new features within a fast paced, Agile environment
· Define, manage and improve the software and product development processes by working closely with high-performance engineers
· Define and execute against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team
· Maintain a hands-on approach to deliver high scale platforms for one of Audible’s flagship offerings
· Ensure the delivery of quality releases through management of direct reports; conduct code reviews
· Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing to maintain a best-in-class engineering team
· You actively mentor more junior members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems, and their ability to get things done, and their career growth and development

Basic Qualifications

· BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent practical experience
· 5+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications
· 2+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams
· Prior experience in Domain Driven Design and RESTful service architecture
· Experience running cross functional teams (two or more of these skills on a team: iOS, Android, Web, and Java APIs)

Preferred Qualifications

· Proven success building, motivating and retaining high-performance engineering teams
· History of delivering customer-driven software products at a high scale in a fast paced, technology first, rapid-growth company
· Ability to lead positive change, empower people, cultivate product technology visions and innovative solutions
· Experienced decision maker and driver with the ability to articulate product vision and roadmap
· Prior success as a software engineer, subject matter expert, and strategic influencer on the direction of the product design and development
· Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across teams & multiple division stakeholders
· Experience with distributed digital media technology content delivery - Live Streaming or On-demand video, music, or audio
· History of engineering cultural change including CI/CD, Chaos Engineering, and Microservices or API first development
· Prior use of AWS technologies at scale in a stable production environment



ABOUT AUDIBLE
At Audible, we work together with focus, commitment, and shared accountability to serve and invent on behalf of the millions of listeners who depend on us for their daily happiness and routine, striving to imbue our company with a heart and soul and mission beyond financial success. We are committed to making Audible a place where all employees feel they can contribute to our success and pursue meaningful work. We are committed to advancing equality, respect, and belonging in our workplace and in the broader society, which is a foundation of what we do.

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Audible is built on a strong foundation as an Amazon subsidiary, so you’ll get to play with all of Amazon's technologies at a company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re looking for someone with a focus on our customers and our operational excellence to help us unleash the power of the spoken word.

  • Builder You have an ability to deconstruct and simplify problems. You’re committed to action and value the positive disruption your creations have on the status quo.
  • Customer Obsessed Each project has our audience in mind, and you’re passionate about developing fantastic customer experiences through innovative technology.
  • Passionate You recognize that your work impacts millions of listeners and the technology you help build invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
  • Inventive You imagine without fear and have an ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations with creative problem-solving and curiosity.
  • Effective Communicator You can adapt complex information to your audience, and your influence on internal team collaboration impacts design and drives engineering best practices.
  • Socially Conscious You embrace working, living, serving, and playing in your neighborhood. You’re ready to enhance our communities and the lives of our millions of customers.

Audible's People Principles celebrate who we are and where we've been, and guide the way we work shoulder to shoulder to enhance the lives of our millions of customers around the world. They reflect and apply to everyone who works at Audible—the entrepreneurs and operators, the dreamers and the doers, those who have worked here for 20 years and those who have arrived in the past few weeks and months.

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What we can offer you

We are a community of brilliant minds, brimming with fresh ideas and working shoulder to shoulder to achieve greatness. And because of this, we think it’s only fair that we offer some nice little perks to everyone who goes the extra mile at Audible.

Food

Fully stocked kitchen with all the snacks and drinks to get your creative thoughts flowing.

Health

Dental and vision plans, life insurance, and the medical plan options that suit individual needs.

Savings

Plan for your future with employer-matched savings accounts.

Stock

We grant our employees restricted stock units, because we want them to think and act like owners.

Time Off

We love what we do but everyone needs the opportunity to hit the refresh button. Take advantage of vacation days, sick days, and personal days to rejuvenate.

Social

From tickets to local events and exciting company-sponsored events, regular outings and team-building events foster our spirit of collaboration.

Amazon Discount

As part of the Amazon family, Audible employees are entitled to a discount on products on Amazon.

Fitness

Discounted sports clubs or fitness reimbursements.

What keeps me motivated here in one word is 'opportunities.' Being able to deep-dive into complex cross-domain problems and stepping out of my comfort zone with projects, technologies and people. I can spontaneously collaborate with literally anyone—from my Audible teammates to my Amazon counterparts to our CIO and CEO—and most importantly get valuable feedback along the way.

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Community Impact

At Audible, we seek to exemplify what a company can mean beyond what it does. As Newark's fastest-growing private employer, we recruit and cultivate local talent as well as drive forward a wide range of community initiatives with a focus on supporting Newark's renaissance. Our global offices embrace their local communities as well, and our employees around the world volunteer and serve in their communities in addition to seeding and growing the local creative economy.

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Benefits

Plan for every chapter of your career journey with a wide range of generous benefits that you can rely on. We’re fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, individually and as part of the greater Audible community.

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